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today could be the bloody war that america might be on the verge of joining. >> the closing bell rang about ament and a half ago. you can always count on uncertainty to rattle the market. that's exactly what happened here with syria's news these days. investors are on edge over the possibility of a u.s. military strike on syria. any time we have geopolitical or war-related issues, you're going to see investors hit the sell button and pile up on assets that are more safe. it's the reason that investors were buying up gold and treasuries and then you go ahead and roll into the market's already nervous about when the fed is going to pull back on its stimulus. so you factor in any type of unrest in the mideast, it just adds to the anxiety. oil prices closing up 3%, closing at $109 a barrel. syria is ranked 32nd among global producers but the concern is there could be this risk of a spillover, if neighboring countries get involved. if we could see a ripple effect, we could see oil prices rise even more and that could translate to higher gas prices for consumers, john, who are already watch
than nascar, the nba and america's pastime, baseball. the question is who really won in this settlement and does it mean anything when it comes to the impact of concussions in football? i want to bring in a man that any football fan knows very, very well. peter king, senior writer for "sports illustrated" and editor of the mmqb.com. thanks for joining us. really appreciate it. >> sure. >> first of all, help us understand this settlement. for a couple years now people have been saying the nfl faced an existential problem, concussions could literally end the game. so how big a deal is this for pro football? >> well, this was the storm cloud that was over every decision the nfl made, it was over every season the last few seasons because everyone knew that this -- there was going to come a day of reckoning. and the reason why this is such a big win for the national football league in my opinion is that even though, including the attorneys fees, it's going to cost every nfl team, every nfl owner about $30 million, this is $30 million payable over a 20-year period the owners are going to have
this episode illustrates two important elements in modern america politics. the first one is, the rise of a super staffer in the case of benton who as peter mentioned is is married to the granddaughter of ron paul. he's got leverage here because the fact is, mitch mcconnell, veteran u.s. senator, the senate minority leader, needs this staffer badly. because he's a bridge to rand paul and the paul universe. mitch mcconnell already has a primary opponent on the right. he cannot afford to alienate the paul world by dumping the staffer overboard he would do just that. it's a remarkable illustration of the role of a super staffer now in american politics. the other big point it illustrates, john, is this. the tea party's rise and near dominance now in the republican party. the fact that a powerful senator like mitch mcconnell, well funded, 10 million bucks in the bank, the fact he so needs the tea party on his side that he has a staffer here criticizing him on tape and he's not dumping him, tells you all you have to know about the role in today's gop of the tea party. >> ross, let me ask yo
, the islamists in syria will be emboldened, they will say this is america, turned you down again and the mother of arab states will see it as another sign of weakness and iran will be emboldened. >> let's talk about the arab league. those arab nations are not exactly taking a bold stand themselves right now. they've spoken out against the alleged chemical attack in syria, spoken out against bashar al assad but they're not ready to support any kind of military action here. what do they really want? >> the saudis and jordanians and others, their intent is to get rid of this regime. they want to see assad out and they want a tactical defeat of iran and hezbollah. they're not going to participate openly like some did like fattah in libya. one of the reasons we have this tragedy in syria is the regional powers are unable to provide the leadership, europeans on their own cannot provide leadership and because of the dithering of the obama regime, there is no leadership. everybody is waiting for an american leadership, they cannot do it on their own. >> president obama has a tough choice on syria. the
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